Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Lithographic posters in color, late 19th century, to include The Man of Iron
, Gillin Litho. Co., New York, NY, to also include The Johnstown Flood
, Walker Litho Co., Erie, PA, both linen backed, unframed.
Sheet Size 28 1/2 x 38 5/8 in. (the first), 27 1/4 x 20 in. (the second)Vintage Circus Posters, Estate of B. Thomas M. Smith, Sr., Petersburg, Virginia
. Smith established this extensive collection of circus and theater posters over the course of 40 years, between 1936 and the early 1970s. Portions of his collection are now held by the Ringling Circus Museum, Sarasota, Florida and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington, DC.
Condition B+: scattered toning, staining, and some repaired tears/nicks at edges (the first); Condition A-/B+: some stains lower margin and few repaired tears primarily at edges (the second). Both professionally restored and linen backed.